Russian propagandists panic over mass mailings of Zhukov busts

19 April, 06:54 PM
Propagandist Konstantin Sivkov has already turned to the security forces (Photo:NV)

Propagandist Konstantin Sivkov has already turned to the security forces (Photo:NV)

Unknown practical jokers are sending statues of Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov to Russian propagandists, stoking a genuine panic as evidenced by their posts on Telegram. 

Russian propagandist and war criminal Vladlen Tatarsky was killed by explosives hidden in a Zhukov bust that was gifted to him at an event in a St. Petersburg café on April 2.

Colonel Konstantin Sivkov, deputy president of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences, received his own bust, though it doesn't seem to have been quite as lethal as Tatarsky's.

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Sivkov immediately turned the parcel over to the Russian special police forces.

"Sivkov decided not to risk it and handed the present over to the police," one social media comment on the vent reads.

"The bomb squad did not find any explosives, but the parcel was seized. Police are currently investigating who sent these ambiguous parcels and why."

Several of Sivkov's colleagues have also received Zhukov busts, including such devoted supporters of Russia's war against Ukraine: Vladislav Shurygin, Konstantin Isaev, Timofey Sergeychev, Mikhail Tereshchenko, and others.

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